Published: 19th February 2019
Govt bans private school teachers from public exam duty fearing potential question paper leaks
The Directorate of Government Examinations has decided to install CCTV cameras in a few examination centres as a pilot project in the district of Erode, Kanchipuram, etc
For the strengthening of security, the Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) has decided not to involve the private school teachers in the public examination from this year. Recently, the DGE conducted a meeting with all Chief Educational Officers at Chennai, regarding the carrying out of public examination for the class X, XI, XII students in March.
In this, DGE top officials have given more instructions about conducting the examination to the CEOs. An educational official form Coimbatore, on condition of anonymity, said, "A few years ago, in Hosur at Dharmapuri district, two teachers of private schools had taken pictures of annual examination question paper at the start of the examination on their mobile. Later, the CEO had given complained to the police. Similarly, last year, the private school teachers worked for examination duty on the same schools. Even recently, CBSE examination question papers leaked on social media in North India. Following those incidents, DGE has taken a decision not to involve private school teachers in examination duty."
Similarly, DGE has decided to install CCTV cameras in a few examination centres as a pilot project in the district of Erode, Kanchipuram, etc. Besides DGE will be appointing Chief Superintendent officers to the class X and class XI, XII separately to conduct examination properly.
"Moreover, DGE has instructed to us that last year worked officers, should not be allocated in the same school this year. If 400 students are in the examination centre, we will appoint an extra additional chief superintendent officer and one department officer. If the hall supervisor uses the cellphone in the examination hall, the department will take action against them. This time, DGE will use only the government and government-aided school teachers for the examination duty," the official added.